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    Marina Labor Day Parade and Festival

    City of Marina


    Event Name: Marina Labor Day Parade and Festival
    "Fun for all ages"
    Comment posted by: Bruce Delgado from Marina, CA, Aug 12, 2017

    Free parade 11am-noon, free festival 1130am-4pm. Live music, chili cookoff, face painting, Beer and Wine Garden, Wells Farge Stagecoach photo booth, kids arts and crafts, fancy bounce houses, and fun... Expand

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    Free parade 11am-noon, free festival 1130am-4pm. Live music, chili cookoff, face painting, Beer and Wine Garden, Wells Farge Stagecoach photo booth, kids arts and crafts, fancy bounce houses, and fun festival atmosphere. Collapse

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    Aromas Country Garden Tour

    Aromas Hills Artisans


    Event Name: Aromas Country Garden Tour
    "A great way to celebrate Mother's Day"
    Comment posted by: Patina from Prunedale, CA, Feb 22, 2011

    The gardens are amazing, the artwork on display is fun and reasonably priced. We loved it last year and will attend again and again.

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    The gardens are amazing, the artwork on display is fun and reasonably priced. We loved it last year and will attend again and again.

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    Six Degrees of Separation

    The Western Stage


    Event Name: Six Degrees of Separation
    5 out of 5 stars rating "Phenomenal Production Don't Miss It!"
    Review posted by: Neil Miller from Salinas, CA, Sep 28, 2016

    I had the pleasure of seeing Western Stage's incredible production of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION last weekend and absolutely loved it! The themes of the play deeply resonated with me and my family!... Expand

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    I had the pleasure of seeing Western Stage's incredible production of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION last weekend and absolutely loved it! The themes of the play deeply resonated with me and my family! We found ourselves laughing out loud and wiping away tears at the same time! The acting, staging, and design were remarkable. If you see no other play at Western Stage this season, see this one! It will remind you how inspiring great theatre can really be! Collapse

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    First Night Monterey 2016: Grand Finale

    First Night Monterey


    Event Name: First Night Monterey 2016: Grand Finale
    "First night"
    Comment posted by: Donn from Morgan Hill, CA, Jan 01, 2016

    2014/15 was fantastic, kids entertained until midnight. 2015/16 a total bust. Without the convention center, we froze and kids were left out.

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    2014/15 was fantastic, kids entertained until midnight. 2015/16 a total bust. Without the convention center, we froze and kids were left out.

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    Seaside Artists Tour

    Seaside Artists Tour


    Event Name: Seaside Artists Tour
    5 out of 5 stars rating "Great Event"
    Review posted by: Sandra from United States, Apr 28, 2015

    This event has grown and become bigger and better. Not to be missed.

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    This event has grown and become bigger and better. Not to be missed.

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    West Side Story

    The Western Stage


    Event Name: West Side Story
    5 out of 5 stars rating "Faithful to the original"
    Review posted by: Bob Tormey from (Monterey) - Bob is Chino Hills, California, Aug 18, 2014

    Wonderful case - all principals very talented with great dancing by entire company! Full orchestra - outstanding performance. Standing ovation opening night well deserved!

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    Wonderful case - all principals very talented with great dancing by entire company! Full orchestra - outstanding performance. Standing ovation opening night well deserved!

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    The 24th Annual Great Taste of PG

    PG PRIDE


    Event Name: The 24th Annual Great Taste of PG
    5 out of 5 stars rating "So many choices!"
    Review posted by: PG Parents from Pebble Beach, CA , Feb 06, 2014

    This event has so many great restaurants and wines/wineries to try. We always find something new to try and the auction always has something that we must have! And you can't beat the view when the sun... Expand

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    This event has so many great restaurants and wines/wineries to try. We always find something new to try and the auction always has something that we must have! And you can't beat the view when the sun sets. Collapse

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    An Evening with Lily Tomlin

    Sunset Center


    Event Name: An Evening with Lily Tomlin
    1 out of 5 stars rating "Embarrassing!"
    Review posted by: Elaine W from Pacific Grove, CA, USA, Jan 20, 2013

    My husband & I saw Lily Tomlin perform live in 1977 and 1985, so we were greatly looking forward to last night's show. I don't know whether she simply had an off night (she WAS doing a lot of... Expand

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    My husband & I saw Lily Tomlin perform live in 1977 and 1985, so we were greatly looking forward to last night's show. I don't know whether she simply had an off night (she WAS doing a lot of coughing) or whether she was rusty (she admitted that she hadn't been on stage for 3 months), but I can't say a single good thing about her performance. She forgot lines. She muffed jokes. She rambled. Even her physicality was off. For example, every few minutes she would reach under her tunic to hitch up her pants; a very odd & distracting quirk. At 9:30 she took her bows and left the stage... and then returned for an orchestrated "Q&A" with index cards that clearly did NOT come from audience members. Well, that would have been fine, if the questions had been witty and her answers had been whipcrack-funny. Instead, she told one long story after another, pausing occasionally to comment "I don't even know why I'm telling you this... you won't care." She was right. We didn't. Collapse

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    Monterey NOW: Annette Corcoran

    Monterey Museum of Art: Pacific Street


    Event Name: Monterey NOW: Annette Corcoran
    "Correction to listing"
    Comment posted by: Mary De Groat from Monterey, CA, Dec 11, 2012

    Monterey Now: Annette Corcoran is on view at the Monterey Museum of Art- Pacific Street, located at 559 Pacific Street Monterey. Admission to the MMA Pacific Street location is free now through... Expand

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    Monterey Now: Annette Corcoran is on view at the Monterey Museum of Art- Pacific Street, located at 559 Pacific Street Monterey. Admission to the MMA Pacific Street location is free now through December 31, 2012. Collapse

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    Monterey Bay Bacon, Blues & Brews Festival - Oct 27, 2012

    Moore Media PR


    Event Name: Monterey Bay Bacon, Blues & Brews Festival - Oct 27, 2012
    1 out of 5 stars rating "Unprepared (feeling scammed)"
    Review posted by: Nancy from Seaside, CA, Oct 29, 2012

    This was an unorganized disaster. Please do not go on their website since they delete negative comments & block negative reviewers. ?Food: I can’t comment since there was a 2-hour wait and they... Expand

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    This was an unorganized disaster. Please do not go on their website since they delete negative comments & block negative reviewers. ?Food: I can’t comment since there was a 2-hour wait and they ran out. Drinks: I didn’t stay in the 30+ minute line to buy beer. As I was leaving, tickets were still being sold. Organizers continue to take money knowing those coming in were not getting food. Their Facebook blamed the long lines on attendees taking excessive samples. They only had 3 lines for samples. On facebook they said were only expecting 1200 people but many more came. Before the weekend, their facebook page was bragging of already selling 1200 tickets but listed where to buy discounted tickets or just show up and buy regular priced tickets at the fairgrounds. There has been a media blitz regarding this event. ? Instead of blaming festival attendees for being greedy and deleting negative comments, an apology would have gone a long way. ? Collapse

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    Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival

    Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival


    Event Name: Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival
    5 out of 5 stars rating "It's the place to be!"
    Review posted by: Joann from Salinas, Ca, Oct 20, 2012

    I went to this event last year (2011) and it sold out. It looks like this year the event got a lot bigger. I just saw the event map. Impressive! I won't miss this today. There was so much free... Expand

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    I went to this event last year (2011) and it sold out. It looks like this year the event got a lot bigger. I just saw the event map. Impressive! I won't miss this today. There was so much free entertainment last year. You can bring children to this event so there's fun for everyone! There is beer, wine, great food, great music on several stages, great shopping and great people. Security was awesome. You will feel totally safe. Don't miss this. Once you go you will want to make sure you're set for next year. That's what happened to me last year. I stumbled upon this while at the maya theater and I stayed to the very end wishing I got there sooner. Collapse

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    2012 Summer Conservatory at Ariel Theatrical

    ARIEL Theatrical


    Event Name: 2012 Summer Conservatory at Ariel Theatrical
    5 out of 5 stars rating "AMAZING"
    Review posted by: Nena Crowe from Salinas, CA, May 18, 2012

    My kids did this Summer Program last year and they had a BLAST! It was totally worth every penny. They can't wait for it to start again this year. And I can't wait to have a chance to see them blossom... Expand

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    My kids did this Summer Program last year and they had a BLAST! It was totally worth every penny. They can't wait for it to start again this year. And I can't wait to have a chance to see them blossom even more. Collapse

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    Red Barn Run

    Red Barn Run


    Event Name: Red Barn Run
    4.5 out of 5 stars rating "This is a great event for all levels. Fun-fun-fun!"
    Review posted by: Lisa from Hollister, Ca. USA, May 07, 2012

    This is a great event for all levels of walkers and runners.. It is very spectator friendly with lots of shade and grass with great live music & food for friends & family. It is fun-fun-fun!

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    This is a great event for all levels of walkers and runners.. It is very spectator friendly with lots of shade and grass with great live music & food for friends & family. It is fun-fun-fun!

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    4th Annual Joseph Zanger Memorial & Reunion Dance

    Casa de Fruta


    Event Name: 4th Annual Joseph Zanger Memorial & Reunion Dance
    5 out of 5 stars rating "Casa de Fruta"
    Review posted by: Sue Cravalho from United States, May 19, 2012

    This is a great time for all! Hope you will join us this year!

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    This is a great time for all! Hope you will join us this year!

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    Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd

    Unitarian Universalist Church Sanctuary


    Event Name: Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd
    "This is going to be great!"
    Comment posted by: Paulette from Monterey, May 19, 2012

    Alisa and Kimball are so amazing - their singing, playing and songwriting are extraordinary - moving and uplifting. We are so lucky to have them here! The Unitarian Church is an exquisite place to... Expand

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    Alisa and Kimball are so amazing - their singing, playing and songwriting are extraordinary - moving and uplifting. We are so lucky to have them here! The Unitarian Church is an exquisite place to hear such great music. A perfect combo.... Collapse

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